Bordeaux Left Bank

Château La Lagune

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Very good to drink now, open and accessible. Tastes like a higher grade left bank, dark fruits, polished tannins and medium bodied. Recommended and can be drink now or kept for another 5 to 7 years. — 10 days ago

Adriana Pagliano
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Jamie Lauder

Jamie Lauder

Great notes. Glad you’re drinking something older. Keep up the good work.
Alexandre Pagliano

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Thank you Jamie !

Château Pavie Macquin

Saint-Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

Decanted 90 minutes. Very dark opaque colour. Nose with dark fruits, some black currant early on but some spices as well and some oak. Tasted blind the nose seems more CNP then Right Bank. Palate is dense, powerful, nice acidity in the middle, ripe fruit, volume and depth along with a delicious finish with a slight dryness. Very good but there is a little bit of warmth to it caused by alcohol that makes the whole balance very slightly out of sink with the rest. 90-91

Carafé 90 minutes. Couleur foncée et opaque. Fruits noirs, cassis aussi, du bois un peu. Fait plus CNP que Rive Droite au nez. Bouche délicieuse, puissante, dense, du volume, belle acidité en millieu de bouche, finale est assez longue, un peu asséchante et une touche alccoleuse qui affecte un peu l’équilibre d’ensemble. Très bien malgré tout, mais pas certain que ca deviendra grand. 90-91
— 16 days ago

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Château de Terrefort-Quancard

Bordeaux Supérieur Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Shades of dull purple, a bit cloudy, and a bit copper tone on the rim. Nose of nice ripe black cherry, strawberry, aldehyde, vanilla, spice, smooth in the nasal cavity, and hint of oak note. Nose is good and mature. Taste follows the nose with addition of mature tannins, slightly sweet, and tasty. Aftertaste is medium and mellow. Peak time now. Enjoy her now. — 5 days ago

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Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Shay A
9.4

My contribution as part of a left bank vs right bank Bordeaux theme, with all wines tasted blind.

I gave this a double decant of about 3hrs, and I have to say, it was beautifully open and accessible. The power of the vintage comes through on both the nose and palate. Aromatically, it revealed fresh potpourri, cherry, currant pipe tobacco, bay leaf, and leather. It sports a beautiful texture on the palate with a dense mid palate, wrapped in graphite, fleshy black cherries, more notes of tobacco and bold mocha at the finish. This should drink in this delicious window for 5-7yrs before evolving, but is only getting better.
— 19 days ago

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Joshua Fisher

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I’m actually bidding on 1992 right now. Hope it be good
Jid R

Jid R

Where was the invite???? COVID ruined our April tasting 😫 amazing notes as always
Shay A

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@Jid R : Lol don’t worry, this wasn’t the group that meets up at Classic, this was an event I was invited to in town with some local chefs, wine industry people and a mix of other big wine people in town. Hopefully we can get our Classic group back together before too long.

Château Léoville-Las Cases

Grand Vin de Leoville du Marquis de las Cases Saint-Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 1998

Cathy Corison
8.9

Very developed. Compromised cork, had leaked. Floral perfume. Not much fruit left. — 3 days ago

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Château Pédesclaux

Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Purple hue with ruby rim variation. Noticeable extraction and tearing. Black fruit on the nose, baked blackberry pie, black currants, plum, cedar, nutmeg, delicate allspice, and licorice.
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Balanced on the palate, but tart, still young and reserved. Medium tannins. Medium acidity. Full bodied.
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Heirloom cherry tomatoes, creamy buffalo burrata, basil, and champagne vinaigrette softened the black fruit flavors of this left bank Bordeaux; it was a lovely pairing partner (can imagine many other dishes it would complement). A duet of pleasures.
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48% Cabernet Sauvignon. 45% Merlot. 4% Petit Verdot. 3% Cabernet Franc. 13% ABV. Vintage 2016.
— a month ago

Deked1
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Mario Vaillancourt

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@Vanessa D lovely appetizing dish, sure looks delicious
Vanessa D

Vanessa D

@Mario Vaillancourt many thanks 🙏 it was rather tasty. Such a simple but delicious (and nice looking) combination of foods and flavors.

Château La Grange

Saint Julien Red Bordeaux Blend 2000

A more feminine example of Left bank Bordeaux. Dark red fruit, a bit of leather. #saintjulien — 16 days ago

Gregory MellisChad AndersonMargaret Crow
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Severn Goodwin

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Nice wine 👍
Mario Vaillancourt

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20 years old Bordeaux, always a great timing

Château Lanessan

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

2009 vintage. Classic left bank Bordeaux in a great ripe vintage. Drinking very well, but no hurry to drink this. Lanessan has always been very reliable, and it is getting better in recent vintages. Very good value too. — 12 days ago

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Château Beauséjour

Pentimento Montagne-St. Émilion Red Bordeaux Blend 2014

Tried this again, 1st bottle was a dud! Made by Michele d'Aprix, an American woman who studied organic chemistry in college and ended up in Bordeaux. Chemical equation on the label is the equation for calcareous clay soil in the right bank of Bordeaux giving a unique character. Deep Ruby with aromas of dark berry fruits and notes of cedar and spice. Palate shows flavors of blackberry & cherry with tobacco and pepper spice. Drying tannins, medium+ finish, nice balance ending with earthy herbs & black pepper notes. — 10 days ago

Paul, Alex and 4 others liked this

Château Haut-Brion

Graves Red Bordeaux Blend 1959

From what can best be described as a bottle that was clearly not in great condition... 6cm ullage, faded light-kissed label, shrunken loose cork but the sludge around it at the top kept a good seal. Opened and let sit for 2 hours in the bottle, then decanted and left in decanter for 60 min. Dark amber tawny, opaque with some age showing in the rims. Killer old Bordeaux nose with notes of black cherry, tobacco leaf, cigar ash, old cedar wood and gravel stone. Silky in the mouth. Luscious. Lasting finish. This was a bottle that was part of a larger auction lot I bought a few years back and I knew there were risks with this particular bottle. Thus its amazing how what clearly wasn’t the best stored bottle can tonight still deliver a most memorable experience. — 24 days ago

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Alan Weinberg

Alan Weinberg

this was revelatory a couple decades ago, near mindbending. Only time I’ve had it.
Daniel Maquin

Daniel Maquin

Thank you for the note!